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Subject: Re: Multifont: testing & feedback (HD spinning)

Re: Multifont: testing & feedback (HD spinning)

From: Greg Haerr <>
Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2006 11:33:03 -0700

: If we increase each font buffer to 45kb we can ensure that only the
: biggest fonts go through the cache (about 74% of fonts then are small
: enough to be loaded entirely). Obviously that increases overhead quite a
: bit (from ~50kb to ~225kb).

It sounds like the font buffer should be shared between
fonts, so that each "loaded" font doesn't use an entirely
new buffer.

: The font cache code is basically unchanged, so even with a smaller
: buffer the performance should be no worse than using a large font with
: the current single font code.

The font cache code should be changed to use a font number and
character code, so that it also can be shared between loaded
fonts, rather than having a separate cache per font.


Received on 2006-02-27

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